• Q: Say my opponent has a creature in the battle zone but no cards in hand. If I cast Grip of Despair choosing that creature as the target, what happens?
    • A: First that creature will be returned to your opponent’s hand. Then your opponent will have to discard a card. Since the creature is now the only card in your opponent’s hand, it’ll be discarded.
  • Q: If I have a creature in the battle zone and my opponent doesn’t, can I cast Grip of Despair and choose not to return any creature so my opponent will discard a card?
    • A: No. Only the owner of the creature returned to hand from the battle zone has to discard a card. If you cast Grip of Despair in that situation, you’ll have to return your own creature to your hand and then discard a card.

Grip of Despair

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